Six Degrees of Separation on Facebook

| August 16, 2009

The idea behind six degrees of separation has been around for nearly a century, but it was John Guare’s play and film of the 1990s that brought the actual phrase into public consciousness. Put simply, the concept is that any two people in the world can be connected by jumping from one’s friends, to their [...]

Twitter your Life Away

| February 13, 2009

Twitter is a relatively new social networking tool of the Internet which popularized micro-blogging. The main purpose is to keep friends connected, by letting everyone know where you are and what you are doing. Like other services, it depends on a technology known as SMS (short message service), which is basically a text message that [...]

How I Almost Lost my Domain

| August 2, 2008

By the year 2000, I had been online with a modest website for several years under the persona of Broken Claw. Until that time, I had been using the online services of what were known in those days as Personal Pages, first with some free ad-sponsored websites like Yahoo Geocities, and then with my local [...]

What is the Wikipedia?

| June 30, 2008

The Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia built on user-generated content. As an encyclopedia, its scope goes well beyond the traditional 30-volume set of books. Because it is updated in real time, the Wikipedia contains a wealth of information on current events, popular culture, and ever-changing technology. For example, when Barry Bonds broke the career home [...]

MySpace vs Facebook

| May 1, 2008

MySpace, Facebook, and Bebo are three of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet today. Social network is a sociology term which has been applied to a feature of technology that allows users to interact with their own groups of friends and acquaintances through a variety of methods beyond email, including text messages, [...]

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